David Healy announces news of a new signing.
“I’m delighted to advise our supporters that 20 year old Max Haygarth has today signed for the club until the end of the season.
The signing is subject to the completion of the normal international clearance formalities.
Max is a Manchester lad who came through the Manchester United academy and then proceeded to play for Brentford but he’s been a free agent for several months.
He trained with us for a few days before Christmas and he made a very positive impression during that time with us.
I’m really pleased that he’s come back and agreed to join us until the season end. While it’s a short time signing at this stage, he’s joining us with a view to extending the move at the end of the season.
Certainly, our hope is that he comes in and does well and enjoys his time here, so that in the summer we can make the signing more long term in duration.
Max can play in different positions in the attacking areas of a team and he comes from a really excellent football background, having progressed through the set ups at Manchester United and Brentford.
What really pleases me is he’s really excited to be joining us and he’s looking forward to competing for a place in our squad, as we aim to challenge for honours over the course of the closing months of the season.
He’s a quality signing and I want to thank our recruitment and development manager Willie McKeown for his assistance in getting this deal concluded.
I know our supporters will make him feel welcome at the club and we will continue to monitor the transfer window situation, to see if there are other possibilities that we want and are able to progress, to strengthen the squad.”
Below - Max signs at Windsor Park under the watchful eye of Willie McKeown. Further photos to follow after today's Irish Cup tie.